designed  by LluĂ­s Romero Ventura
 The Earth


& Beyond


The   Triangulum   Galaxy   (also   known   as   M33)   that is about 3 million light-years away from Earth.   Under     exceptionally     good     viewing     conditions with    no    light    pollution,    the    Triangulum    Galaxy can   be   seen   with   the   naked   eye.   It   is   one   of   the most    distant    permanent    objects    that    can    be viewed without the aid of a telescope. Being    a    diffuse    object,    its    visibility    is    strongly affected   by   small   amounts   of   light   pollution.   It ranges   from   easily   visible   by   direct   vision   in   dark skies   to   a   difficult   averted   vision   object   in   rural or suburban skies.   The    Triangulum    galaxy    may    be    home    to    40 billion    stars,    compared    to    400    billion    for    the Milky    Way,    and    1    trillion    stars    for    Andromeda Galaxy.   As   mentioned   above,   M33   is   linked   to   M31   by several   streams   of   neutral   hydrogen   and   stars, which   suggests   that   a   past   interaction   between these   two   galaxies   took   place   from   2   to   8   billion years    ago,    and    a    more    violent    encounter    will occur 2.5 billion years in the future.   Studying   M33   in   infrared   light,   NASA's   Wide-field Infrared       Survey       Explorer       (WISE)       revealed hotspots    of    activity    within    the    galaxy    in    2011 while   also   showing   that   the   center   of   the   galaxy doesn't have much going on within it..


Place:        Ager-Lleida-Spain SQM:         21.3 - 21.6 Dates:       Sep. & Oct. 2016 Details Telescope:  GSO RC14 Truss Mount:        ASA DDM85 Camera:      Moravian G2-8300 Focuser:      Seletek Armadillo 2 Flattener:    TS 2.5 Exposure:    L: 32x600 sec bin1                       RGB: 16x900 sec bin1                       H-alpha: 18x900 sec bin1 Processing: Pixinsight & Photoshop CC Software:     MaximDL, Sequence,Autoslew Control Remote:  Talon6